Alumnae Newsletter
September 2019

Alumnae News

The termly E-newsletter is our chance to update you on just some of the many things that our pupils and alumnae have been involved with over the past few months. It seems to get longer with each edition which reflects how much you are doing for South Hampstead and how important our community is to the daily life of the school. I am extremely proud of all our pupils, past and present, and the opportunities an education at South Hampstead offers. As we look towards our 150th anniversary we are determined to increase access to these opportunities. I hope you will join with us to make our bursary programme an even bigger part of our strategic plan by sharing your own stories.

You are always welcome to come back to visit South Hampstead and I look forward to hearing from you and meeting many of you at events over the course of this year.

Headmistress, Victoria Bingham

Giving Back

Share your bursary story

One of the happiest Sixth form students on results day was Alesha who attended South Hampstead as a result of bursary support. If you benefited from a Direct Grant, Assisted place or bursary whilst at South Hampstead, we would love to hear from you. Our archive records are very patchy and we want to share your stories to help and encourage others in the future.

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Networking Events
Women in Law

The most recent alumnae networking event was focused on law and hosted by Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP. The next event will be on media and journalism. If you would like to be involved please contact us.

Women in Law networking
Alumnae News
A Resplendent Response

Many of you responded to articles and shared memories from the latest edition of the Resplendens magazine. If you didn't receive your copy by mail it means we don't have your address so please do update your details .

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Alumnae Speakers
Motivational Mondays

“Be creative, speak to as many people as you can about their careers and follow what makes you most excited." Olivia Abrahmsohn (class of 2006) shared her journey and top tips with pupils. If you would like to be part of our Motivational Monday series let us know. 

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Date for your diary
The Annual Reunion Lunch 2020

Book your place now for the Annual Reunion Lunch. We hope this year it will be bigger and better than ever as we welcome staff and alumnae from across the years to celebrate the opening of our new Waterlow Hall.  We already have a number of year group tables (details are on the website) but everyone is welcome.

Make your booking here
Music in the Garden

Thank you to everyone who supported our Music in the Garden event in aid of the Waterlow Hall Campaign. It was a magical afternoon as we celebrated South Hampstead musicians past, present and future.

Find out more here
School News
Maple the school dog

We were delighted to welcome Maple as a new member of the South Hampstead community last term, but it seems she is not the first dog to cross the school threshold. Let us know if you can remember any of the previous South Hampstead canine friends.

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Date for your diary
Come and Sing

Join our alumnae choir as we rehearse and perform in a day under the expert guidance of our Director of Music, Dr Steve Collisson. It doesn't matter if you were in a choir at school or not, everyone is welcome to 'come and sing' in our new Waterlow Hall as part of our reunion celebrations on March 8th 2020.

Reserve your place here
Alumnae Writers
An Abundance of Flowers

Every month we highlight one of our alumnae authors who have published books.

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School News
Vicky Bingham's Blog

(Re)-capturing Child Like joys, Kindness, Love Island, Summer Holidays and the Hedonic Calculus - just a few of the subjects covered in the Headmistresses' regular blog.

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Date for your Diary
Class of 2013 & 2014

Our sixth formers invite all those who left the school in 2013 and 2014 to join them for reunion drinks on 3rd October. 

Register your interest
Alumnae news
View from the Archive

Fees were £9 a term. Lessons were mornings only. The headmistress dressed in flowing Liberty prints - Just a few of the memories found in the archive from a student in the 1920's.

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Alumnae News
Our Alumnae Monitors

We are delighted to introduce our Upper Sixth Alumnae monitors for this year - Rebecca, Isobel (Pictured) Alice and Riyana. They will be helping with events, taking visitors around the school and keeping you up to date with school and alumnae news.  

Get in touch
Alumnae News
Welcome 'Class of 2019'

It was the task of Despina Tsatsas (Class of 2000) to welcome our most recent cohort to the alumnae community at the Leavers' Prize Giving dinner. They have been an outstanding year (see 'Stellar Results') and we look forward to hearing of their future achivements.


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Date for your diary
Medicine Panel

If you studied or are studying medicine and can share your experience with our pupils please join our panel on Wednesday 18th September. 

Contact us
The Speaker Series

We were delighted to welcome back many alumnae including our panel chair, Adela Gooch OBE (Class of 1979), to discuss 'The future of eduction'.  Our next speaker event will take place in January and all alumnae are welcome to attend. Details will be on the website.

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Giving Back
Annual Giving

Our alumnae community gives back to South Hampstead in so many different ways and each year, we write to thank you for this support and to update you on plans and projects for the future. The Annual report and campaign will be sent to you in October but if you would prefer not to receive this then please do let us know.

Towards and Beyond 150
Alumae News

Nina Fowler (Class of 1999) had a stunning exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery earlier this year.  "Luminaries" was a commission from the National Portrait Gallery of portraits of British Film Directors. Nina studied and taught art at South Hampstead and painted the portrait of Jenny Stephen (Headmistress 2002-1013).

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School News
Stellar results

We hope you will be as proud of our current pupils as we are. Their results have placed South Hampstead High School in the top 15 in the country for GCSE results and top 20 for A'Level results. 

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Alumnae news
The seven ages of Waterlow Hall

It is very interesting seeing the layers peeled away from the Waterlow Hall to reveal its history as work proceeds on project. Do you remember the original hall, gas station, fives courts, dining rooms and sportshall that were all previous incarnations of the Waterlow Hall?

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Date for your Diary
Project Zero & Eco Week 2020

We are seeking alumnae involved in the world of environment and sustainability to join our panel on Wednesday 22nd January as part of our Eco-Week. 

Contact us to get involved
Date for you diary
Class of 2018

Come and have a seasonal drink, catch up with friends and share your experience of university. Your one year reunion will take place on Thursday 10th December.

Let us know if you are coming
Giving Back

The GDST Rungway is a careeers mentoring app which allows pupils and alumnae to connect with each other and share questions and advice about future career paths.  Watch the video to find out how you could help and benefit from this service and please do sign up. 

Join the rungway
Alumnae News
GDST Awards

The winners of the GDST Alumna of the Year and Trailblazer competitions will be announced on September 19th. If you would like to nominate an SHHS alumna for either of these awards next year, please do contact us.

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Date for your diary
The Waterlow Hall Gala Dinner

Don't miss this opportunity to promote your business and services to the South Hampstead community. We are seeking advertisers and sponsors for this prestigious event. Please don't hesitate to get in touch to find out more.

There are just a few tickets left so if you would like to attend contact us.

Advertise or Sponsor
Dates for your diary
18 September 2019Careers in Medicine Panel
19 September 2019GDST Alumna of the Year reception
3 October 20192013 & 14 Five year + reunion
16 November 2019Waterlow Hall Gala Dinner
10 DecemberClass of 2018 - 1 year reunion
22 January 2020Eco- Week panel forum
30 January 2020South Hampstead Speaker Series
8 March 2020Alumnae Come and Sing
8 March 2020Annual Reunion Lunch